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Diorama Gallery

Famous Kyoto sites are recreated in elaborate detail in this immensely large-scale model train set featuring HO-scale trains coming and going in all directions. Even individual people are depicted carrying on with their daily lives. This gallery will give you a peek at some of the fun scenes in this little world. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

Daimonji festival fires as seen from the town

Daimonji festival fires as seen from the town

Kyoto Tower as seen from the town

Kyoto Tower as seen from the town

To-ji Temple and Kyoto Station

To-ji Temple and Kyoto Station

Shinkansen and To-ji Temple

Shinkansen and To-ji Temple

Ghibli and Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Ghibli and Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Ghibli World

Ghibli World

Mini diorama (side)

Mini diorama (side)

Doctor Yellow

Doctor Yellow

Mini diorama (front)

Mini diorama (front)

Realistic Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji)

Realistic Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji)

Austere Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji)

Austere Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji)

Katsura Imperial Villa from above

Katsura Imperial Villa from above

A very Kyoto-like five-storied pagoda (To-ji Temple)

A very Kyoto-like five-storied pagoda (To-ji Temple)

'Tiger Cubs Crossing the Water' - the zen garden at Ryoan-ji Temple

'Tiger Cubs Crossing the Water' - the zen garden at Ryoan-ji Temple

Dignified Kyoto Imperial Palace

Dignified Kyoto Imperial Palace

Bird's-eye view of Katsura Imperial Villa and Kyoto Imperial Palace

Bird's-eye view of Katsura Imperial Villa and Kyoto Imperial Palace

Gorgeous vermillion on the Byodo-in Temple's Phoenix Hall

Gorgeous vermillion on the Byodo-in Temple's Phoenix Hall

Just like the real thing! The stage at Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Just like the real thing! The stage at Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the night view, all lit up

Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the night view, all lit up

Twinkling Kyoto Station and Kyoto Tower

Twinkling Kyoto Station and Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Station and constellations

Kyoto Station and constellations

Kiyomizu-dera Temple and constellations

Kiyomizu-dera Temple and constellations

Daimonji festival fires as seen from the city at night

Daimonji festival fires as seen from the city at night

Katsura Imperial Villa and Kyoto Imperial Palace, lit up at night

Katsura Imperial Villa and Kyoto Imperial Palace, lit up at night

A steam locomotive (EF66) floating in the nighttime scenery

A steam locomotive (EF66) floating in the nighttime scenery

The Byodo-in Temple's Phoenix Hall, illuminated

The Byodo-in Temple's Phoenix Hall, illuminated

Kiyomizu-dera Temple's three-storied pagoda floating in the night sky

Kiyomizu-dera Temple's three-storied pagoda floating in the night sky

Building our house

Building our house

People headed to the station

People headed to the station

A popular lunch spot!

A popular lunch spot!

Lining up at the station cafeteria

Lining up at the station cafeteria

Corner store

Corner store

A shop popular with children

A shop popular with children

Old Saga Station

Old Saga Station

The Kyoto Shiden tram runs alongside automobiles

The Kyoto Shiden tram runs alongside automobiles

A Kyoto Shiden tram makes a stop

A Kyoto Shiden tram makes a stop

Oh no, an accident!

Oh no, an accident!

Beginning CPR!

Beginning CPR!

Something's happening!

Something's happening!

Morning meeting

Morning meeting

Wedding at a little church

Wedding at a little church

Outdoor concert

Outdoor concert

In a lively conversation

In a lively conversation

A romantic meeting

A romantic meeting

Trouble in the neighborhood!

Trouble in the neighborhood!

A green light at the bus terminal!

A green light at the bus terminal!

The ropeway departs when the bus arrives

The ropeway departs when the bus arrives

Ferris wheel with a view of the drive-in theater

Ferris wheel with a view of the drive-in theater

Yasaka Shrine and portable mikoshi shrines

Yasaka Shrine and portable mikoshi shrines

A parade of festival floats accompanied by a band

A parade of festival floats accompanied by a band

A fire in a building!

A fire in a building!

Fire trucks go to work

Fire trucks go to work

The fire truck's sirens wail

The fire truck's sirens wail

Extinguishing the fire on-site

Extinguishing the fire on-site

View of the town from the driver's seat

View of the town from the driver's seat

An excited driver

An excited driver

Sakura train, ready for departure!

Sakura train, ready for departure!

Bon voyage!

Bon voyage!


The Blue Train winding through the village

The Blue Train winding through the village

Riding through the countryside

Riding through the countryside

Hayabusa crossing an iron bridge

Hayabusa crossing an iron bridge

Sagano Romantic train and sleeper express

Sagano Romantic train and sleeper express

Operate trains from a real control panel

Operate trains from a real control panel

Twilight Express and Super Raicho

Twilight Express and Super Raicho

Matsukaze and Sunrise side by side

Matsukaze and Sunrise side by side

Kagayaki (W7 series) and 500TYP EVA (500 series)

Kagayaki (W7 series) and 500TYP EVA (500 series)

The Twilight Express and Ise-Shima Liner side by side

The Twilight Express and Ise-Shima Liner side by side

Thomas and friends!

Thomas and friends!

Ready for departure

Ready for departure

Railway turntable and roundhouse

Railway turntable and roundhouse